Biology Documents

These documents are written to inform the Risk Assessment and Risk Management Plans (RARMPs) that are prepared in response to applications for dealings involving intentional release (DIRs).

The biology documents provide an overview of baseline biology information relevant to risk assessment of genetically modified forms of the species that may be released into the Australian environment.

The documents are updated from time to time but old versions can still be accessed.


Common name Scientific name Current Version Previous (Superseded) Versions
Banana Musa spp. PDF version 1558 KB (2016)
DOCX version 3063 KB
Barley Hordeum vulgare HTML(2008)
PDF 671 KB
Canola and Indian mustard Brassica napus and Brassica juncea PDF version 1788 KB (2017)
DOCX version 3874 KB(2017)
Archived: 2002, 2008, 2011 and 2016
Carnation Dianthus caryophyllus PDF version 625 KB (2015)
DOCX version 805 KB
Archived: 2005 and 2006
Cotton Gossypium hirsutum, Gossypium barbadense PDF version 1739 KB (2016)
DOCX version 1965 KB
Archived: 2002, 2008 and 2013
Italian ryegrass, perennial ryegrass and tall fescue Lolium multiflorum, Lolium perenne, Lolium arundinaceum PDF version 846 KB (2008)
DOCX version 763 KB
Lupin or lupine Lupinus L. HTML (2013)
Maize Zea mays L spp. mays PDF version 806 KB (2008)
DOCX version 788 KB
Papaya Carica papaya PDF version 457 KB (2008)
DOCX version 512 KB
Archived: 2003
Pineapple Ananas comosus var. comosus HTML (2008)
PDF 477 KB
Archived: 2003
Rice Oryza sativa PDF version 295 KB (2005)
DOCX version 702 KB
Rose Rosa x hybrida PDF version 1385 KB (2009)
DOCX version 3177 KB
Archived: 2005
Safflower Carthamus tinctorius L. (Safflower) PDF version 1396 KB (2015)
DOCX version 3535 KB
Sugarcane Saccharum spp. HTML (2011)
Archived: 2004 and 2008
Torenia Torenia x hybrida PDF version 368 KB (2008)
DOCX version 322 KB
Archived: 2006
Wheat Triticum aestivum PDF version 731 KB (2016)
DOCX version 848 KB (2016)
Archived: 2008
White clover Trifolium repens PDF version 1036 KB (2008)
DOCX version 1671 KB (2008)
Archived: 2004

Other Documents

Map of Local Government Areas where cotton is grown (PDF 972 KB)
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Other Organisms

Common name Scientific name Current Version Previous (Superseded) Version
Bovine herpesvirus (BoHV-1) (2005)   PDF version 181 KB
DOCX version 163 KB

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